Eberly News

Defining sports careers

Five WVU alumni share how they followed their passion into professional sports while remembering their Mountaineer roots.

WVU researchers study high-risk populations in low-tech communities

Closed religious communities such as the Amish are high-risk populations for the spread of both infectious diseases and public health misinformation, according to sociologists from West Virginia University who are working with data from Amish and Mennonite settlements to understand the COVID-19-related beliefs and behaviors prevalent within their communities.

WVU astrophysicist recognized as emerging leader in research

Astrophysicist Sarah Burke-Spolaor is among this year’s Sloan Fellows, scholars recognized as emerging leaders in science. She is one of 128 young faculty members from the U.S. and Canada to receive the competitive award.

WVU responds to data science revolution with new major

The world is in the midst of a data revolution. From how we shop to how we vote and all decisions in between, there is a growing need for professionals trained to use modern data analysis to solve everyday problems. To meet these 21st century workforce demands, WVU is launching a new undergraduate data science major in fall 2021, the first of its kind in the state.

Four Eberly College students selected for WVU Foundation scholarships

The Office of Graduate Education and Life has announced the recipients of the 2021 WVU Foundation Scholarship awards, including four from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. 

Frannie Kitzmiller

Criminology student named among the nation’s first female Eagle Scouts

Frannie Kitzmiller, a first-year criminology student and Morgantown native, made history Feb. 4 when she became one of the nation’s first woman Eagle Scouts – a prestigious achievement attained by some of the country’s most noteworthy figures.

WVU biologists uncover forests' unexpected role in climate change

New research from West Virginia University biologists shows that trees around the world are consuming more carbon dioxide than previously reported, making forests even more important in regulating the Earth’s atmosphere and forever shift how we think about climate change.

‘Honey, I’m home – all the time:’ Pandemic life for married couples can lead to sadness, anger

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the more a person felt their spouse disrupted their daily routine, the more they viewed their relationship as turbulent, according to new research from the Department of Communication Studies.

Lupe Davidson

Eberly College names first associate dean for social justice, faculty development and innovation

Maria del Guadalupe "Lupe" Davidson has been promoted to serve as associate dean for social justice, faculty development and innovation in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Davidson came to WVU in fall 2019 to serve as the Eberly College’s director and academic coordinator for social justice affairs and professor of women’s and gender studies. 

WVU astrophysicist named international Highly Cited Researcher

Astrophysicist Maura McLaughlin has been named a 2020 Highly Cited Researcher by Web of Science, one of the world’s top research awards.